2017 Wisconsin Act 278, beginning August 1, 2018, prior to submitting an application for a credential, an individual may apply to the Department for a determination of whether the individual would be disqualified from obtaining the credential due to his or her conviction record. To apply for a predetermination, please fill out
Form #3085 and submit all required documentation specified on the form. Pursuant to
Wis. Stat. §
111.335(4)(e), the offenses or kinds of offenses that may result in a refusal, bar, or termination of licensure are published under Additional Resources on the left side of this page.
Pursuant to 2017 Wisconsin Act 319, beginning August 1, 2018, an applicant for an initial credential may apply for a reduction of the initial credential fee that is equal to 10% of the initial fee. Qualification is based on the federal adjusted gross income being at or below 180% of the federal poverty guideline prescribed for the applicant's family household size by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. To determine eligibility please visit the United States Department of Health and Human Services website at https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines, prior to submitting Form 3217.
Wis. Stat. § 440.08 (2), the required renewal date for the Interior Designer credential is 07/31/even years. Should you receive your initial credential in the months leading up to this date, you are still required to renew your license by the statutorily defined date.
Complete one of the following required Education/Experience:
- Graduation from a 5-year interior design or architecture program and have at least one year of practical experience in interior design, OR
- Graduation from a 4-year interior design or architecture program and have at least 2 years of practical experience in interior design, OR
- Have completed 3 years of an interior design program and have at least 3 years of practical experience in interior design, OR
- Graduation from a 2-year interior design program and have at least 4 years of practical experience in interior design.
Registered Architect Provision
An individual who is registered as an Architect under
Wis. Stats. § 443.03, who has graduated from a 4-year architectural program and has at least 6 years of demonstrated practical experience in interior design is eligible to be registered without having to meet the requirements stated above.
Application for Licensure (Including for a License Expired Five Years or More)
2219||Application for Interior Designer Registration|
|3217||Application for Fee Reduction (This form must accompany the application for the credential)|
3085||Application for Predetermination|
2252||Convictions and Pending Charges|
3071||Fax Payment Form|
|ID-FAQ||Interior Designer - Frequently Asked Questions|